Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked as an SLP for over 10 years in a variety of settings.  She has served in public schools, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitative hospitals, and spent many years in early intervention.  She specializes in treating medically fragile pediatric patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia and feeding disorders.  Michelle is president of the South Carolina Speech Hearing Association (SCSHA).  She runs her own private practice, HeartWood Speech Therapy, and guest lectures throughout South Carolina on a variety of topics, including dysphagia management for infantile spasms and sensory integration from an SLP’s perspective.  She is working on her BCS-S licensure.  Michelle earned her MS in communicative sciences and disorders from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.  Treating feeding and swallowing disorders across the life span is her first love as an SLP. 


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michelle Dawson has an employment relationship with HeartWood Speech Therapy, LLC. She receives a royalty from SpeechTherapyPD.com; and for First Bite: Fed Fun and Functional PodCast. Ms. Dawson receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Michelle Dawson is president of South Carolina Speech Hearing Association (SCSHA); and Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) treasurer.